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Arlington Pet of the Week: Klaus

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Klaus, a 3-year-old Maine Coon mix who enjoys jumping in the bathtub and receiving a nice grooming.

Here is what his owner, Sarah, had to say:

This is Klaus, a fluffy 3-year old Maine Coon mix adopted from Bourbon County Rescue in Germantown, MD. He is named in honor of his owner’s study-abroad host parents, Kitty and Klaus, and pricks up his ears whenever he hears German. Typical of Maine Coons, Klaus loves water, regularly jumping into the shower or batting his paws around in his water dish. Klaus enjoys a good snuggle, so if he discovers that a closed door is blocking him from his human, he will sing the song of his people until she open the door for him. In his copious amounts of free time, Klaus loves to chirp and yowl at birds and squirrels from his favorite perch on the windowsill.

A purrfect day for Klaus includes munching on lots of food and sunning himself outside on the balcony. He’s a bit of a cowardly lion, though… one flutter of the American flag and he will scamper all 18 lbs. of himself under the patio furniture faster than you can say ‘scared-y cat’. He’s easily coaxed from hiding, however, with one look at his brush and will lumber over to receive a nice grooming, during which he will flop over and purr loudly. After his version of a spa day is complete, he will find the nearest blanket, kneed it for five minutes, stretch out on top of it, and promptly fall asleep. Such is the life of Klaus!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of six consecutive Angie’s List Super Service Awards, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year and a proud supporter of the Arlington County Pawsitively Prepared Campaign.

Becky’s Pet Care provides professional dog walking and pet sitting in Arlington and all of Northern Virginia, as well as PetPrep training courses for Pet Care, CPR and emergency preparedness.

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